Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration challenge. The inspiration site was Eastern Accents and I was especially inspired by the Holiday Coastal Tidings collection found here. I have attached one picture from the collection.
The fact that the Coastal Tidings was a Christmas holiday collection inspired me to create a monochromatic coastal scene in blue and white to represent the bitter cold winter season along the northeastern coast. I visited Cape Hatteras, NC one year in November and there was snow on the dunes and the winds were almost unbearable. Still, it was so beautiful and intriguing to see how different the coast looked in winter versus summer.
I started by creating the cloud background using an ink blending tool and hand cut cloud template. I cut out all the images in white and sponged them lightly using my color box stylus and foam tip.
You can click on the pictures to see a closer view.
I cut the 5.5” x 7” frame layer and used a grand rectangle to cut the frame opening. I left the die in place to act as a mask and sponged the whole frame. The die held in place while applying ink created the white matting around the opening. I scored the lines on the frame and then applied white distress paint to give a white washed look. I cut two white layers with deckle scissors to create the white sand dunes and attached them to the back of the frame. The frame was attached to the cloud base layer with mounting tape.
I tucked the grass in behind the dunes and attached the shells to the frame with mounting tape. I popped the birds up in the sky with mounting tape. I really love how this turned out. I may have to frame it.
I’m so happy you stopped by today.
Card Size: 5.5” X 7 Paper: White Ink: Stampin’ Up! Bordering Blue (retired) Distress Paint Picket Fence Accessories: Impression Obsession Sea Birds, Shell Set, Tall Grass, Spellbinders Grand Rectangles, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Dauber, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Hand Cut Cloud Template, Deckle Scissors, Scor-Pal, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter
WOWIE, this is totally stunning. Your cards never cease to amaze me.
oh Kittie,Kittie, Kittie….. I can’t tell you how much I love this card…. The combination of the color and the subject…. it is beyond stunning….. There needs to be an award for card making…. this just gorgeous!!!!!
OMG every night I look at your new cards as they hit my email but this one just took my breath away. Absolutely stunning and a little different from what you usually do. Beautiful. TFS!!! Patti
I am completely impressed with your card.
Wonderful colour you have used. Great die cuts as well.
It is very beautiful!
I love your cards. Everyone I see I think this is the best one and then you wow me with the next one. I really look forward to each new card it is like receiving a gift everyday. Thank you, Debby
OMGosh–this is stunning! I have been ‘on the fence’ about the shell and sea gull dies. How can I not get them now?!?!?
Whoa! Yes, indeed…frame it! Just gorgeous!
This is a beautiful scene. So restful. I relaxed instantly when I saw it.
GASP!!!! This is so incredible!!!! You know I love everything you create, but this one has to be one of my faves! It really speaks to my soul! The Lord has blessed you with so much talent and creativity….thank you for sharing it with the world!!
This is absolutely beautiful. I love any and all things beachy, nautical and water related, but this is my favorite. Thank you for always doing such a great job teaching us.
Kittie…your card is certainly worthy of framing!
Wow – a work of art!
I am so glad that I subscribed to your blog. Your cards are so lovely. They inspire me to use my dies and supplies.
WOW!! Just WOW!! This is an amazing card!! Thank you for sharing. Your work is very inspiring and so so beautiful.
Good Afternoon, Kittie. Hope you are having a good week-end. This card is absolutely fantastic, such gorgeous coloring,and the placement of the accents, makes it come alive. You must frame and keep this one. Just gorgeous….thank you for sharing you wonderful talent. everyday I am blessed with your creativity. …
Understand what you mean about framing this. Just finished a Halloween card that grew into something I want to framing for the season…Love this card even tho I’m not a shore person. The way the birds are flying is so real! God bless your great talent and your unselfish sharing of that talent.
I love your cards and others I have seen with the Our Craft Lounge Be Jolly stamp. The company is out of business and I am wondering if you want to sell your stamp set to me.
Card is gorgeous. I had to look up the color blue you used, ah yes, bordering blue one of my old favs as well. Thanks for sharing the card and telling us all the tricks and tips.
You have outdone yourself, Kittie!!! This is absolutely beautiful! Stunning! Gorgeous! Magnificent! I LOVE IT!!! You MUST frame it; to not do that would be a shame. You will enjoy it day after day, if it is on a wall or shelf. Everything about it is just perfect! I would buy it in a heartbeat if I saw it somewhere!!! You amaze me. Time after time. I am in awe of you! Please frame this and enjoy forever! 😀
Stunning Stunning Stunning
Everyone has taken all the words out of my mouth, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, and the list goes on. Gorgeous;
Speechless!! So gorgeous!!!
Is this the mini shell set or larger shells from Impression Obsession? Love how this turned out!
Kren, this is the larger shell set. Here’s a link to the set. http://www.ellenhutson.com/impression-obsession-dies-shell-set/#_a_29
Here is a link to the mini set. http://www.ellenhutson.com/impression-obsession-dies-mini-shell-set/#_a_29
The mini set shell are just about half the size. Star fish in mini set is 1″ x 1″ and in the larger set it is 2″ x 2″. I hope this helps.
Kren, see my first comment. I forgot to hit reply to you directly when I commented and I wasn’t sure if you would get notified with my response. Sorry!.